Agriculture Minister Says Brazil’s Climate not Favorable to Organics

The statements are in contradiction with information from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply itself (MAPA). Between 2010 and 2018, the number of organic production facilities in Brazil increased by over 300 percent.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite the fact that the number of organic producers has tripled in seven years in Brazil, Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina said this week that the country's warm climate is not favorable to this type of healthier production without pesticides. The minister made this and other controversial statements during a visit to the United Arab Emirates this week, as part of a diplomatic mission to the Middle . . .

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